ERIC Number: EJ789546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Problems of the Social Adaptation of Foreign College Students
Dorozhkin, Iu. N.; Mazitova, L. T.
Russian Education and Society, v50 n2 p23-30 Feb 2008
In today's world, interstate education contacts are increasing at an intensive rate, and a growing number of young people would like to acquire an education outside of their own country. To a large extent, the success of foreign college students' studies and the level of their professional training depend on their sociocultural adaptation. It is the job of the host country to "provide the optimal conditions for their living and educational needs," taking account of the complex process of adaptation to a new way of life. However, even under the most favorable conditions of international contacts, anyone entering a new culture encounters a variety of difficulties. In this article, the authors surveyed foreign students and graduate students in various educational institutions in Bashkortostan to examine how they adapt to the socio-cultural environment of Russian society.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Acculturation, Social Adjustment, College Students, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Educational Sociology, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Indicators, Social Problems
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